274 episodes

Simon Sweetman talks to musicians, writers, actors, comedians, people of interest. Creative types share their stories.

Sweetman Podcast Simon Sweetman

    • Arts
    • 4.1 • 16 Ratings

Simon Sweetman talks to musicians, writers, actors, comedians, people of interest. Creative types share their stories.

    Sweetman Podcast # 273: Dai Henwood

    Sweetman Podcast # 273: Dai Henwood

    A phone conversationw with TV host and comedian Dai Henwood. We've never met and this is our first ever chat, so we talk lockdown and covid, and rap music, and we talk about his father, the late, great Ray Henwood (a wonderful actor). We do talk comedy, a bit. But this was more a getting-to-know-somehow chat. And I loved it. I hope you do too.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Sweetman Podcast # 272: Jean Sergent

    Sweetman Podcast # 272: Jean Sergent

    An in-depth conversation with Wellington-based actor, writer and producer Jean Sergent. We talk about her life and work, growing up in an acting family, her current show - Live Through This - her interest in reading Tarot and a whole lot more. Great chat!

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Sweetman Podcast # 271: My Talk at the 2020 Manawatu Writers Festival

    Sweetman Podcast # 271: My Talk at the 2020 Manawatu Writers Festival

    A talk I gave at the 2020 Manawatu Writers Festival. I'm talking about blogging - and indeed all the writing I do and my journey towards it and through it.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Sweetman Podcast # 270: Tarns Hood

    Sweetman Podcast # 270: Tarns Hood

    An in-depth conversation with Wellington-based performance poet Tarns Hood. We talk about her style of work and she recites several poems - we talk poetry slams and performing in general. We also talk about sobriety, celebrate her recent 5-year (60 month) milestone. And she talks candidly about alcoholism. Her bottoming out. Her decision to work a program, to stay clean, to live day by day. And to channel into work and performance.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Sweetman Podcast # 269: Andrew Gladstone (Garageland)

    Sweetman Podcast # 269: Andrew Gladstone (Garageland)

    An in-depth conversation with Andrew Gladstone, drummer for Garageland. We talk about the highs and lows of the band's career across the mid/late 1990s and early 00s and then Andrew's move to Hawke's Bay to hide from the music industry - where of course he went on to play even more drums (including with Fane Flaws - R.I.P.) We also talked about the upcoming Anniversary Tour where the original band members are reforming to play their classic debut record, "Last Exit To Garageland".

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Sweetman Podcast # 268 - Catherine Robertson

    Sweetman Podcast # 268 - Catherine Robertson

    An in-depth conversation with the writer and book-store owner Catherine Robertson. We talk art, books, music, movies - all the good things. Huge chat. We talk about Catherine's books - but also about writing in general; books in general. We talk through her life and influences and discuss book reviewing. And many other things along the way.

    • 2 hrs 55 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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Hours of great stuff on here. Many thanks Simon.

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